Here are my ideas- I?m slipping into my flame-proof suit now?
Originally posted by Jodi and or Eileen:
At this point in time, I support banning dual registration. I would, however, be interested in hearing from people who do not, and why.
"... some of us who have been racking our brains over them for years may think we've considered every possible option and ramification, and we may be wrong. So new ideas are always welcome."
If ABCA really wanted to discourage dual registration and/or indiscriminate breeding of unproven dogs, they could make it simple for breeders to designate on their litter applications that the puppies can not be ?open registered? with AKC (or other conformation registries) or bred. Breeders who feel strongly about it could just check off that box on the litter application, and the individual registration papers for each puppy would then say somewhere ?pedigree only - not for breeding or registration?. This could be revocable by that Breeder, if the dog proved to be something worth breeding later on. I think right now a letter has to be sent in with each individual application requesting non-breeding status, which most breeders don?t even know about. But again, it all boils down to each individual breeder?s desires and commitment.
Or, as the system stands IMO it would be just as beneficial for concerned breeders to go ahead and ?dual register? litters with the orange ?limited registrations?, thus giving the BREEDER the ability to restrict breeding and conformation showing of their puppies. If a puppy buyer doesn?t want AKC papers, they just don?t send them in. But the buyer also can?t ?Open Register? that puppy, where there are NO show/breeding restrictions. At least, Orange ?limited? papers do not allow the dog to show in conformation classes or produce registerable puppies. They are only good for the sporting competitions. I did this with my Golden Retriever pups; it weeded out the people who wanted a ?puppy to breed?. This also gives the average Border Collie owner another venue where they can do active things with their dog, even if they don?t have access to sheep or sheepdog training.